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SANGHA Signup!

The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.

Just click on this Signup link and enter our School Code:  Q4C453

How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.  If you don't see the email invite, check other places it might be in your Junk, Spam, Social, Promotions, or other email Folders.
If you've signed up before and didn't see the invitation from Sangha, your invitation probably went to Spam.  Please try it again in this new, easy way.  Sign ups will be available in the Library at Back to School Night, September 8, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
What's SANGHA?
It's a free phone app that acts as an event calendar for your children, their teachers, and Graham School.  You can send messages directly to teachers, and see all your school information in one handy place.

SARC Available

Notice to parents: An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available by clicking here.

In addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for you to view.


Traffic Safety - seguridad vial

As we begin the school year, Newark Police Department will begin citing drivers whenever necessary to encourage compliance of traffic laws and to reinforce that safety of our children is a priority.

There have been multiple incidents endangering children even a child being struck and several near misses.  Please remember that children’s cognitive abilities are still developing and they lack training and experience in traffic safety.  

Keys to avoid receiving a citation:

  • Drive Slow
  • Do not make illegal U-turns
  • Have car seats for children
  • Have seat belts on all passengers
  • Make a “full-stop” at stop signs

Putting our children at risk is not worth the few minutes you may save by rushing and breaking these suggestions.  Newark Unified School District and the Newark Police Department want to keep everyone safe.

Safety reminders for children walking to school:

  • Walk, don’t run across the street
  • Look left, look right and left again
  • Obey Walk/Wait signals
  • Do not cross at mid-block locations
  • Use crosswalks

Safety reminders for children biking to school:

  • Always wear a properly fastened and fitted helmet
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Ride in the same direction as motor vehicles
  • Check traffic when changing lanes, crossing streets or turning
  • Use hand signals

From the Principal - Ms. Akilah Byrd



Dear Graham Families,


The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close! It’s so hard to believe that we are entering the final six weeks of school. What a wonderful year that we have had thus far.


We still have to complete our standardized testing for 3rd-6th graders beginning Tuesday, May 9th through Friday, May 19th. It is imperative that all of our scholars are present and on time each day. Also, please help to ensure that students are well-rested and have enough time to eat breakfast before the start of school. In addition, please try to not schedule any appointments that would require students to be taken out of school early. Our scholars have worked really hard throughout this year learning all that they can, and now it's time for them to do their best on the test! Then you can see more of their learning displayed at Open House on 5/18/17, we hope that you’re able to make it.


Parents continue to express concerns about the school’s parking lot. We have created a  drop-off/pick-up lane for your convenience. This lane is dedicated to the loading and unloading of students only so please do not park in this lane. In addition, I urge you all to walk, bicycle or carpool to school. Not only will this help with traffic, but it also helps promote a cleaner environment for all.


Lastly, I want to express my sincerest appreciation for all of our parent volunteers who contribute their quality time to making Graham a better place. This collaboration is a critical part to the success of Graham and we could not do it without you...Thank you for all of your continued support!

There is no “I” in Team, but we sure are glad that there is “U” in volunteers!





Akilah Byrd